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Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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  1. Jimbino says:

    Ken Feinberg unjustly distributed the Twin Tower funds, as he himself hinted at. Those who are highly compensated for death or injury are those who have high earnings, wives and children and other life complications.

    The single, childfree, unemployed artist or musician will get scant compensation.

    This is patently unfair, as it represents an unjustified judgment as to the relative worth of an artist vs. stockbroker, black vs. white, woman vs. man, senior vs. child, and breeder vs. childfree, for example. The compensation does not correspond to a Rawlsian justice, as none of the disadvantaged would agree a priori to such a sick scheme.

    Ken Feinberg should accept the assignment only after insisting that every life be treated as equal.

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